Meeting News

LentiGlobin gene therapy shows promise for severe sickle cell disease

February 22, 2020
ORLANDO — LentiGlobin gene therapy led to substantial reductions of sickle hemoglobin and considerable improvement in key markers of hemolysis…
In the Journals

Despite introduction of PCVs, meningitis rates remain steady

February 22, 2020
Although pneumococcal conjugate vaccines, or PCVs, have reduced infections caused by Streptococcus pneumonia, rates of meningitis have remained…
Meeting News

Cytogenetic, molecular factors predict prognosis among patients who relapse after allogeneic HSCT

February 22, 2020
ORLANDO — Cytogenic and molecular factors can help predict prognosis of patients with acute myeloid leukemia or myelodysplastic syndrome who…
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VIDEO: Discuss cataract surgical plan in advance with patients

February 22, 2020
ORLANDO — At Cataract Surgery: Telling It Like It Is, Jennifer M. Loh, MD, discusses what she tells her patients before cataract surgery, so…
In the Journals

Prenatal BP, placental DNA methylation linked to fetal development, CVD in later life

February 22, 2020
Researchers have found the first associations between BP during pregnancy and placental DNA methylation at genes linked to fetal development and CVD…
Meeting News

KTE-X19 induces durable responses in relapsed, refractory mantle cell lymphoma

February 22, 2020
ORLANDO — A single infusion of KTE-X19 induced high rates of durable response among patients with relapsed or refractory mantle cell lymphoma…

Insulet announces partnerships with Abbott, Dexcom for its tubeless artificial pancreas system

February 22, 2020
Insulet this week announced separate partnerships with Abbott and Dexcom to integrate continuous glucose monitoring technology with its tubeless…

Medicrea announces FDA clearance of first customizable interbody cages

February 22, 2020
Medicrea announced its UNiD IB3D patient-matched interbody cages were cleared by the FDA, reportedly making it the first time this extent of…
In the Journals

Church-based intervention significantly improves older African Americans’ eating habits

February 21, 2020
A church-based intervention significantly improved the diets of middle-aged and older African Americans, according to longitudinal trial results…

Risks for injury, irritation and infection associated with eyelash extensions can be minimized

February 21, 2020
Eyelash extensions are becoming one of the most popular cosmetic treatments. Salons are offering silk, mink and synthetic additions to natural…

What ophthalmologists need to know about coronavirus

February 21, 2020
Ophthalmologists who see patients with conjunctivitis should be alert to the need for further evaluation as the number of people infected with the…
FDA News

FDA approves bempedoic acid for LDL lowering in high-risk populations

February 21, 2020
The FDA has approved bempedoic acid for reducing LDL as an adjunct to diet and maximally tolerated statin therapy in patients with heterozygous…
Meeting News

Mechanical clot removal alone may be as effective as joint use with thrombolysis in stroke

February 21, 2020
Among patients with acute stroke and large-vessel occlusion, adding IV thrombolysis to endovascular therapy may not be necessary, according to…
Meeting NewsPerspective

Off-the-shelf CAR T-cell therapy induces durable remissions in relapsed, refractory B-cell malignancies

February 21, 2020
ORLANDO — Off-the-shelf chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy induced durable remissions among patients with relapsed or refractory B-cell…
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VIDEO: The e-health revolution in health care

February 21, 2020
TREVISO, Italy — At the Retina 2020: New Trends meeting, Claudio Azzolini, MD, speaks about e-health and the many opportunities it provides…
In the Journals

Disaster-related PTSD may persist for decades, but psychotherapy soon after helps

February 21, 2020
PTSD and depressive symptoms may persist for decades among adolescent survivors of a natural disaster, according to study findings published in…
Meeting News

Nephrologists debate Advancing American Kidney Health goal for home dialysis

February 21, 2020
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Advancing American Kidney Health goal of placing 50% of new patients who need renal replacement therapy on home…
In the Journals

Bundled payment policies may not lead to ‘cherry-picking’ patients

February 21, 2020
Researchers did not find an association between initiation of CMS mandatory bundled payment policies and decreased access to hip and knee…
In the Journals

Study questions current hypotheses surrounding duration of untreated psychosis

February 21, 2020
Researchers have found evidence countering the hypothesis that a long duration of untreated psychosis is associated with “insidious, severe…
In the Journals

Researchers identify African countries at highest risk for COVID-19

February 21, 2020
Researchers identified Egypt, Algeria and South Africa as the African countries at highest risk for imported cases of COVID-19 from China. However…